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And the megapixel wars come to video....

Link | Posted on Jan 4, 2017 at 19:17 UTC as 13th comment
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Jefftan: is the old 12-60mm weather seal?

The "old" one from way back in 2016? :)

Yeah, it's sealed.

Link | Posted on Jan 4, 2017 at 19:15 UTC

A weather sealed 600mm eq. for $650 is pretty amazing.

Link | Posted on Jan 4, 2017 at 19:10 UTC as 19th comment | 2 replies
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Lars V: My 8x10 is full format.

Probably a terrible wedding camera, though.

Link | Posted on Dec 29, 2016 at 22:35 UTC
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nebulight: I'd love to see Rokinon make a lens like this with 10 aperture blades for some really great sun stars.

That's true. I guess it's a matter of preference, then. I like the look of 7 or 9 blade lenses personally.

Link | Posted on Dec 29, 2016 at 22:30 UTC
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sportyaccordy: This may replace my 17-40L for landscape work. Will be awesome for wide indoor shots too. This and the 40/2.8 STM are a nice combo

20mm f1.8 on FF for group portraits? That's a very wide lens. People will be stretched significantly at the edges.

Link | Posted on Dec 29, 2016 at 22:29 UTC
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maxnimo: If 20mm is Super Wide Angle then what's 10mm and 15mm? Ultra wide? Super-duper wide?

Why can't all of those focal lengths just be called super wide? Just like any of the other lens categories, lenses exist in a range. 400 and 800 are both super telephotos. 85 and 135mm are both portrait length. 40mm and 58mm are both standard primes.

Link | Posted on Dec 29, 2016 at 22:23 UTC
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Aaron801: I'm sure that these are nice lenses, but what would be the argument for buying one for m4/3? Other Rokinon's were designed for larger formats and were a bit big for the m4/3 but at least were very inexpensive. What does a lens like this have that a cheaper, more compact 20mm lens that native to m4/3 isn't going to have?

Panasonic has a $260 20mm f1.7 pancake that is very sharp. So yes, you'd have to have something very specific in mind to buy it for m4/3.

Even if you did decide you needed one, the smart play is to buy a Canon or Nikon one and a simple m4/3 adapter. That way you have a good shot at resale value later.

Link | Posted on Dec 29, 2016 at 22:19 UTC
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24Peter: I guess, but for $899 the Sigma 20 1.4 has more to offer. My interest in these types of lens is nighttime (astro particularly Milky Way, and also NYC helicopter flights). The Sigma has acceptable sharpness wide open and is great @ 1.8. It's also AE/AF lens and while I don't use AF for Milky Way, it is vital for my helicopter flights. These are Sigma 20 1.4 examples of both:
Milky Way
Helicopter (some of these were done with my 70D+EF 35 F2; rest were 6D+Sigma 20 1.4)

Yes the Sigma has a little more to offer, but it also costs 50% more ($600 vs $900). That's generally how things works.

Link | Posted on Dec 29, 2016 at 22:16 UTC
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nebulight: I'd love to see Rokinon make a lens like this with 10 aperture blades for some really great sun stars.

Ideally you'd want an odd number of blades so you get more burst points. So actually 7 blades are better than 10 for this effect. .

Link | Posted on Dec 29, 2016 at 22:12 UTC
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Mark Turney: That's the most absurd advice ever given.

FWIW - I would rather have a true professional with a P&S that a newbie amateur with a $10,000 setup.

a "true professional" would have the right gear, so a bit of an absurd statement.

Link | Posted on Dec 29, 2016 at 16:59 UTC

Better advice is just to pick a photographer with an extensive portfolio that appeals to you. If they've taken the kind of pictures you want in the past, they obviously know what gear to use for that.

That said, I'd bet most photographers with an extensive portfolio use Canon or Nikon FF....

Link | Posted on Dec 28, 2016 at 20:05 UTC as 315th comment | 5 replies
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eno2: So if the photographer uses Hasselblad, Phase One or Fuji MF cameras, he's not qualified to do the job. :))

C'mon man, who is shooting weddings with those?

Link | Posted on Dec 28, 2016 at 20:01 UTC
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princecody: So Olympus EM1 Mark II & Panasonic GH5 don't produce professional results 🤔

I love my m4/3 gear, but I have to agree with crashpc.

Link | Posted on Dec 28, 2016 at 19:55 UTC
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Roger Engelken: I never heard of this magazine until this article. Enough said.

Well given the name of the magazine, are you a woman who is engaged to be married? Why would you be reading their kind of magazine any way?

Link | Posted on Dec 28, 2016 at 19:51 UTC

Now the question is how much of that hundred billion will go to the "old guard"....

Link | Posted on Dec 28, 2016 at 16:46 UTC as 12th comment
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electrophoto: I bet anyone buying that back in 2000 felt like James bond ;)... at least for the first two days,.... after that probably the tech related frustration would have killed the bond-factor pretty quickly.
and 17 years later your average 200$ smartphone would eat this for breakfast

Your average $50 bargain bin prepaid smartphone would eat it for lunch.

Link | Posted on Dec 22, 2016 at 17:49 UTC

Bring back the 2/3 or 7/8 sensor in phones built around the latest Snapdragon chips and run Android 7 and you have a hit.

Link | Posted on Dec 19, 2016 at 23:30 UTC as 21st comment
On article Sigma releases price and availability for sd Quattro H (376 comments in total)
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Gesture: What would be a 40mm equivalent for this sensor. I compare this to the new Hasselblad as a "simple" larger fornat walkaround camera, a la the old press cameras in the film era.

And there is a really nice 30mm f1.4 in SA mount for $350-ish.

Link | Posted on Dec 17, 2016 at 17:28 UTC
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tkbslc: Is this subscription for mobile or desktop (LR plugin)? The article is mainly about mobile before the subscription part, so it isn't that clear.

Pretty expensive for mobile, given that you can own every mobile preset (in the right bundles) for about $20 one time .

For desktop, it seems like a steal, though, given that just one film pack is $60 to own. and there are 8+ total.

I'm looking at the android app right now. The "All Presets Bundle" is $29 and comes with all presets.

Link | Posted on Dec 17, 2016 at 04:22 UTC
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